Morrison, R.; Rowe, R.; Cooper, H.C.; McNamara, N.P.

Eddy covariance measurements of carbon dioxide, energy and water fluxes at a commercial Miscanthus x. giganteus plantation, Lincolnshire, UK, 2013 to 2017

This dataset contains time series observations of surface-atmosphere exchanges of net ecosystem carbon dioxide exchange (NEE), sensible heat (H) and latent heat (LE), and momentum (τ) measured at a at a Miscanthus x. giganteus Greef et Deu (hereafter Miscanthus) plantation in Lincolnshire, UK. Turbulent flux densities were monitored using the micrometeorological eddy covariance (EC) technique between 4 July 2013 and 25 November 2017. The dataset includes ancillary weather and soil physics observations, as well as variables describing atmospheric turbulence and the quality of the turbulent flux observations.

This work was supported by the Natural Environment Research Council award number NE/R016429/1 as part of the UK-SCAPE programme delivering National Capability.

Publication date: 2019-04-29

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2013-07-05    to    2017-11-07

Provenance & quality

Eddy covariance (EC) and micrometeorological observations were made above the Miscanthus canopy using an open-path eddy covariance system. Ancillary meteorological and soil physics observations were made from a scaffold tower at the northern end of the plantation.

Turbulent flux densities were calculated from the raw EC data using the EddyPRO® Flux Calculation Software Version 6.1.

Quality Control of EC data involved removal of statistical outliers and tests that theoretical requirements for the successful application of the EC technique were not violated significantly. Data gaps in EC data (NEE, LE, H) were filled using the Marginal Distribution Sampling approach. Gaps in key meteorological variables (SWin, LWin, Ta, RH) were filled using linear relationships derived from weather stations located in adjacent fields.

Further details are available in the supporting documentation.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Ross Morrison
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 8BB
UNITED KINGDOM
 enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Morrison, R.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Rowe, R.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Cooper, H.C.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
McNamara, N.P.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

Custodian
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Rights Holder
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
 enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Climatology / Meteorology / Atmosphere , Geoscientific Information
Keywords
Air Climate and climate change Climate and land Greenhouse Gas Land Lincolnshire Net zero greenhouse gas emissions Soil UK-SCAPE
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/R016429/1
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84
Last updated
18 May 2022 12:29